Posted by Leigh Anna Rice on November 14, 2002 at 14:03:43:
In Reply to: TRIANGULAR HOUSE posted by scott oancea on November 14, 2002 at 06:33:25:
no architect in the united states has built a triagonal structure. the only problem with that structure is, according to Professor of Architecture, Jon Stow at the university of North Carolina at chapel hill is that there would have to be a pillar in the center of the structure as a gravity point. otherwise, the house would not stand.
in contradiction to this an architect in France has created a triangular home without the use of a pillar. the architect, his name i do not know, instead used very strong flying butresses, which placed at the right angle will allow the gravitational pull to be dispersed throught the structure's three sides. thus allowing the structure to stand.
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